Tributes have been pouring in from writers, friends and fans of YA author Ned Vizzini, who tragically committed suicide on Thursday. In addition to being an accomplished young writer—he published his first book, Teen Angst? Naaah...:...Show More Summary
We might be heading into the height of the holiday season, but tech news has not slowed down just yet! So we had quite a few things to discuss in CrunchWeek, the TechCrunch TV show that brings together three writers to talk about the hottest news stories of the past seven days.
A list full of tools, games and holiday fun Welcome to another edition of our Apps of the Week column, where we highlight an app pick from each of the Android Central writers. We take a bit of time each Saturday afternoon to make upShow More Summary
Of more than 500 writers polled by PEN International, a writers rights and advocacy group, 16 percent said knowledge of NSA surveillance led them to abandon writing projects they thought could attract unwanted government attention. An...Show More Summary
Does getting up early make you a better writer? Not necessarily according to Maria Popova’s infographic of authors’ wake up times paired with their overall productivity (books published and awards won). The findings: Writers who sleep in write more but win fewer awards than early birds. Our conclusion: Just get up whenever you want.
Is “keeping the brand alive” bad for books? Esther Bintliff contemplates the pros and cons of literary franchises: [M]ost of us like to think that writers create something unique, that characters belong to the authors who created them. We can feel cynical about the financial interests lined up behind literary franchises and spin-offs. Yet the […]
Hi folks -- Clive Thompson here, and I'm the author of the new book Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better, and a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and Wired. I've been reading Techdirt avidly for years, so I was happy when Mike asked me for my favorite picks of this week. Show More Summary
The Hart Trophy is annually awarded to the NHL player judged most valuable to his team as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. In most cases, the award goes to the league's top superstars, and this season should prove no exception. Show More Summary
AMC’s Better Call Saul is calling up a couple of familiar names from the Breaking Bad days. Writers Thomas Schnauz and Gennifer Hutchinson have just signed on for the spinoff show, joining fellow BB alum Peter Gould. Bob Odenkirk will reprise his role as the super-shady lawyer. Hit the jump for the latest updates on […]
Their skills made them the best, their work made them family. From the writer of Training Day and the director of End of Watch. [...]
On behalf of all of our contributing writers here at Portland Transport, let me wish our readers and their families a happy and safe holiday season and a joyous and prosperous new year! And if you’re looking at those year-end tax deductions,...Show More Summary
Ned Vizzini, an award-winning young adult novelist and television writer, died yesterday. He was 32. He was a guest on the Gweek podcast twice (episodes 069 and 094) and Carla and I had a memorable 16-course dinner with Ned and his wife Sabra a couple of months ago here in LA.
WELL, AT least it’s one writer’s world, where I work, with the joys that buoy me when I’m buried with research, writing, and this joyous season, where I spend countless hours proofing, working with my editor, as well as my publisher, endeavoring to make my next book all it can be. It’s a solitary life […] The post A Writer’s World… at Christmas appeared first on Taylor Marsh.
Ned Vizzini, author of "It's Kind of a Funny Story" and a TV writer for "Teen Wolf," "Last Resort" and the upcoming "Believe," has committed suicide.
Butterflies were more than just a symbol in Lolita; they were also Vladimir Nabokov’s lifelong passion. At Nautilus, Mary Ellen Hannibal traces Nabokov’s butterfly obsession, which eventually resulted in the writer publishing 18 papers on lepidoptery.
Jeff Shannon, who died Dec. 20, was a Seattle-based film critic and RogerEbert.com contributor who often wrote about issues facing the disabled. He was a gifted writer and fiercely independent man, and his aesthetic opinions often intertwined with his life experience in ways that made him unique, and uniquely important. Show More Summary
Yesterday we featured Camile Paglia, a lesbian, university professor, and writer who defended Phil Robertson and in the process noted that her liberal Democratic friends were fascists and Stalinists on a politically correct witch hunt. Today we’ve got a gay CNN commentator defending Phil to the odorous, obnoxious Piers Morgan who is demanding that Phil [...]
Steve Leddy is a business writer and editor, based at various times in London, Dublin, and Paris and once even...
This week's pursuit of woman-relevant topics led Cut writers to speak with Blake Lively and to review the year in undercarriage maintenance.1. What are twentysomething women really worried about? Ann Friedman took on Ross Douthat's dubious New York Times column concerning sex and the single girls. Later, Kat Stoeffel dissected Douthat's rebuttal. 2.... More »
In case any of you can’t read the tiny text under “4 Lovely ARCS,” the covers are from Therese Walsh’s MOON SISTERS novel, which comes out in March, 2014. If you’ve been enjoying Writer Unboxed, I strongly encourage you to show your support by pre-ordering Therese’s book as well as marking it “Want To Read” […]